Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Bridgevine Earns PCI Certification and Sets Security Bar for Internet Marketing Providers
Vero Beach, Fla.—March 23, 2010—Bridgevine today announced that it has earned PCI DDS certification as a PCI Level I Service Provider. The designation, granted by the PCI Security Standards Council, minimizes the company’s business risk and protects their advertiser and affiliate partner brands’ important financial processing information. The award is a testament to the high security measures put in place by Bridgevine, as it capped off an infrastructure strengthening initiative, and completed rigorous scans on firewall security and compliance.
PCI DSS is the payment card industry’s security standard for enterprises that process, store or transmit cardholder data. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.
“Obtaining Level I PCI certification is an immense accomplishment for Bridgevine, and a true validation of the security measures we’ve taken to protect our customers,” says Vinny Olmstead, Chief Executive Officer of Bridgevine. “This designation strengthens our advertiser services, and proves our affiliate Internet marketing programs are handled with the utmost care and security. We’re proud to give our customers the peace of mind that comes from knowing our internal processes and controls have been rigorously tested and validated according to industry standards.”
Companies that receive PCI DDS certification adhere to six core principles, including building and maintaining a secure network; protecting cardholder data and regularly monitoring and testing their networks.
Advertisers come to Bridgevine to generate customer relationships through world-class online marketing capabilities coupled with a proprietary services merchandising platform. Advertisers may choose to have their brands distributed through Bridgevine’s affiliate partners, gaining access to new distribution channels operated by leading players in e-tail, retail and call centers. The Bridgevine Network can generate substantial value for advertisers.
ABOUT BRIDGEVINE, INC.
Bridgevine is an Internet marketing company that seamlessly connects its advertising clients with new, high quality customers, and its merchandising affiliates with integrated customer monetization solutions. Its proprietary, PCI-certified platform acquires leads through multiple sources, including search, e-tail and retail, and then offers consumers a variety of services and money-saving bundles from its expanding base of participating brands. The company has expedited more than 8 million transactions generating over $1 billion in incremental revenue for a number of world class partners. It has been cited on the Inc. 500 list two times, as well as the Deloitte Fast 500 list, and is backed by major investors such as Safeguard Scientific (NYSE: SFE) and Constellation Venture/JP Morgan (NYSE: JPM).